well how should u brake?? like do u down shift at the same time as well as braking or do u push in the clutch and just hit brakes and downshift to eliminate engine braking alltogether?? i find this awkard i like to downshift and brake together but i dunno if i let the revs go to high??
Over here (UK) I think most new
riders are taught to slow using the brakes rather than the engine; it's the simplest method as it theoretically eliminates the need to blip the throttle (see below) to match engine speed and wheel speed.
The basic method I was taught was to slow to about
the "right" speed for the corner/roundabout/change of speed limit/obstacle, THEN as I was almost there, go down the box one gear at a time - clutch in, change gear, ease clutch out and repeat as required - rather than block changing from e.g. 5th straight down to 2nd.
You will find that you'll gradually use more engine-braking as you become more confident in changing down through the 'box earlier, as you become accustomed to the effect on the bike (harsh engine-braking being just the same as "grabbing" the brake levers - it unsettles the rider and the bike.)
Which leads us neatly on to ...
1 last thing wat does rev maching mean im a little confused??
Ignore the brake levers for a mo' - if you change down a gear without slowing the bike (through use of the brakes), what happens? The wheels are still travelling at the same speed but the engine is being asked to rev higher as it's in a lower gear - i.e. the engine speed is forced up
by the wheel speed. At best this isn't a smooth technique for changing gear/slowing and at worst, it can lead to the back wheel locking.
You make the down-change smoother by matching the engine revs to wheel speed with a blip of the throttle. Obviously this involves engaging your right hand in two activities - using the front brake lever and operating the throttle, so it takes a little practise to get right.
The goal is to use the throttle (which would be shut while braking) to "blip" the revs up a little while the clutch is disengaged as you select the lower gear
, then let the clutch out smoothly. Just how much you need to blip will depend on your speed, gear selection and personal preference, but it's not "a lot".
If you want a good book to read, which explains this technique, try "Sport Riding Techniques" by Nick Ienatsch - it's well-illustrated too, which I find helps.